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Making Your City "EV Ready"

As cities look to capitalize on the opportunity that EVs can bring, from lower maintenance costs for consumers to better air quality for residents, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV ready’.
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The Lowdown on the Federal EV Tax Credit

If you’re thinking about purchasing a plug-in vehicle in 2017, chances are good that you’ll still be able to cash in on that deal, but it won’t be around forever.
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May 7, 2020

Update on Federal EV Tax Credits and the 2019 Filing Extension

With the annual tax-filing deadline extended to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis, new electric vehicle (EV) owners have an added cushion to claim the IRC 30D New…

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April 20, 2020

Watch: Overview and Outlook on EV Market

Atlas Public Policy’s Nick Nigro joined our Cities Charging Ahead stakeholders on March 18, 2020 to give an update on the current state of…

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April 14, 2020

Drive Electric Minnesota Policy Update

Just as COVID-19 impacts all other aspects of our lives, it also impacts the prospects for new electric vehicle policy in the Minnesota legislative session. The focus of legislators is rightly on the immediate crisis and the toll it’s taking on our families, friends, colleagues, and people across the nation and globe. However, I do want to update you on the current outlook for clean transportation in the 2020 legislative session.

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March 17, 2020

Investigating Questions Surrounding Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption has grown in recent years as drivers look to reduce maintenance costs, enjoy a smoother ride, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the number of EVs…

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March 11, 2020

Managed Electric Vehicle Charging Benefits Tested in Solar Synchronization Pilot

Managed electric vehicle charging can have benefits for two different groups—the demand side (the electric vehicle owner, the building owner, the power customer) and the supply side (the whole electric…

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January 15, 2020

2020 Minnesota Legislative Preview: Electric Vehicles

Minnesota’s legislative session is right around the corner and Drive Electric Minnesota is ready to continue our support of a policy and regulatory landscape that drives electric vehicle (EV) adoption…

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January 13, 2020

Pilot Project Gets Solar Panels in Sync with Electric Vehicle Chargers

What if we could harness the energy produced by the sun and maximize its potential to power electric vehicles (EVs) with zero-carbon electricity? That’s exactly what the…

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December 16, 2019

Diving Into the Data: Minnesotans Going All-In on Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle (EV) deployment is ramping up across Minnesota. New data from 2019 (which you can explore in a previous blog post) shows that EV deployment hit new records…

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November 27, 2019

SMMPA Members Commit to Electric Vehicle Charging Network in Greater Minnesota

We applaud the announcement made earlier this week by the member municipal utilities of Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) committing to “establishing an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to…

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November 13, 2019

New Data Shows Statewide Growth in Electric Vehicle Purchases in Minnesota

During our recent work with Minnesota cities via Cities Charging Ahead (CCA), one of the most common questions posed by communities was, “How many electric vehicles (EVs) are in…

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